Random Music News for Friday, December 12, 2014

Why is there always a big dump of snow at home when I’m on vacation? Cue the schadenfreude.

  1. U2’s The Edge has come to the aid of the city of Detroit.
  2. Streaming service Slacker has undergone a refurbishment.
  3. L7 is the latest 90s band to announce a reunion.
  4. And that announcement was followed by a reunion of the Juliana Hatfield Three.
  5. The US gets something called The American Music Prize, a competition to find the best debut album of the year.
  6. Spotify now offers a way to see what everyone else is listening to.
  7. The Pirate Bay seems to be gone, but how did it last as long as it did?
  8. FACTOR, the Canadian organization that helps Canadian musicians get started, has cut their funding by $16 million.
  9. Yeah, YouTube is huge, but should it start behaving more like Pandora?
  10. The history of Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom.
  11. Should the music industry seriously consider adopting BitCoin?
  12. Funky Seinfeld. You’re curious, right?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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